Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Obama: Let's extend US War on Afghanistan

Pfc. Sandoval, Pat Macpherson, Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly; Associated Press via
The Bush Dynasty started it when it illegally invaded Iraq and Afghanistan. Protesters wear US Pres. Bush and British PM Tony Blair masks and pose for the media outside the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London, shortly before the publication of the Chilcot report on the US War on Iraq, July 6, 2016. The long awaited British inquiry into the 2003 invasion of Iraq has been published. Led by former senior civil servant John Chilcot, the report took over seven years to prepare and runs over two million words. The report did not analyze the legality of the invasion but instead focused on the British decision-making process in the run up to the war in 2003 (AP).

Chilcot Report (Jeff J Mitchell via AP)
Sweet mouthed, war perpetuating Pres. Obama pulled the wool over everyone's eyes again today. Having said he would end the war on Afghanistan right away, he has instead carried it forward and extended it time and time again. He won't call it a "war" anymore, so the name ended.

Keep US wars going: vote establishment!
But the killing the US drone strikes, the invasion, the occupation, the theft and destruction, the building of bases, and the threatening of neighboring regions, all of that has continued full tilt. Why end a war so profitable to the CIA and the American military-industrial complex. It may not profit the US taxpayers who pay the bills, but it sure profits the corporations and Halliburtons of the world.

Images of Buddhist Afghanistan, where the Buddha was born before going East to India.
Obama changes his mind about Afghanistan
War Chief Obama, flanked by Dept. of War Secretary Ash Carter (left) and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, makes a planned statement on the US War on Afghanistan from the Roosevelt Room of the White House, July 6, 2016 (AP).

Barack Obama
Mmm, are the cameras gone yet? (AP)
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. will [keep more soldiers fighting in Afghanistan in what is not a "war" but a protracted conflict, a misunderstanding, a frozen stalemate against an endless enemy, or a kinetic action with unfortunate collateral damage and targeted insurgent strikes, just don't say killing in the name of money and military power] slow its troop drawdown in Afghanistan, leaving a force of 8,400 when President Barack Obama completes his [final] term, the president announced Wednesday [June 6, 2016] in a blunt acknowledgment that America will remain entangled there despite his aspirations to end the war.
Flanked by top military leaders at the White House, Obama said the "security" situation in Afghanistan is "precarious" and the Taliban remain a threat roughly 15 years after the U.S. invaded in the aftermath of 9/11 [as if Afghanistan or anyone in Afghanistan had attacked when the truth about 9/11 is too hard to accept].

B. Obama said he was committed to not allow any group to use Afghanistan "as a safe haven for terrorists to attack our nation again."
War is cool when you're not in the army
"It is in our national security interest -- especially after all the blood and treasure we've [tried to steal] in Afghanistan over the years -- that we give our Afghan [business] partners the very best opportunity to succeed," Obama said.

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